Joined: Aug. 2006
Heh – this comment from Jerry a couple of days ago...
|DaveScot said he came to bury Darwin. I do not want to bury him but only move his grave to a less prestigious burial ground.|
…reminded me that it drives the IDiots absolutely crazy that Darwin was interred at Westminster Abbey. Not just a church, which would have been bad enough, but a famous gol-darned cathedral! A couple of times I've seen UDers get whipped up and demand (not that anyone is listening) that Darwin's remains be dug up and be put elsewhere (presumably heaved off a local bridge and into the River Thames). This prompted me to search UD for references and I came upon this classic thread.
It dates from mid 2006 and viewing it from a two year remove reveals what was possibly a golden age of tard for UD. Dr Dr D asks his flock to consider the Black Knight scene from Python's Holy Grail movie:
|Just as Monty Python’s Black Knight was whittled from a full human to a stump, so evolutionary theory is finally being whittled to its proper size. Where, in the whittling of the Black Knight, is evolutionary theory (stage I, II, III, IV, or V?):|
Hilariously, many of the responses are for V - a limbless torso and head shouting impotent defiant challenges. Consider: this was a full six months after the Dover decision and the impact still had not properly sunken in on these people. The roll call is impressive too - crandady, GilDodgen, Joseph, leebowman and others including chunkdz, who has made himself so popular over at PT in the past few days.
Ah, good times.
Disclaimer/excuse for this post: OK, while this is by definition on topic, it is not particularly current. It's just that so many of the posts have been getting downright ugly over there lately.
Later: small edit for clarification.
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. - Isaac Asimov
"Grow up, assface" - Joe G., grown up ID spokesperson, Sandwalk, April 2014